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    Re: Can't remove flashplugin-nonfree

    Quote Originally Posted by Temüjin View Post
    I'm guessing there are residual config files left for the flashplugin-nonfree package:
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -P flashplugin-nonfree
    Well, this seems to work (not detected using the terminal anymore), except for the fact that both Epiphany and Chrome STILL see the old version. Any way I can fix that, or would I have to *gulp* purge both browsers and reinstall them (which I'd like to avoid as much as possible)?

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    Re: Can't remove flashplugin-nonfree

    Search for files with 'libflash*' on your system. You probably have an old version hanging around that isn't associated with a package.

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    Re: Can't remove flashplugin-nonfree

    Quote Originally Posted by Temüjin View Post
    Search for files with 'libflash*' on your system. You probably have an old version hanging around that isn't associated with a package.
    Found two:

    /usr/lib/openoffice/basis-link/program/libflashli.so
    /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so

    ...

    Wait, I just found out what's going on. Opera is using flashplugin-alternative.so (which I never thought to check). As for Firefox... *checks* I, uh, have no idea (though I'm assuming the same). ^^;

    So, is it safe for me to just remove libflashplayer.so, or would it break Flash updates?

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    Re: Can't remove flashplugin-nonfree

    Bump, as I have NO idea what to do anymore.

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    Re: Can't remove flashplugin-nonfree

    Have you removed the files you found? Have you restarted the browser?

    Code:
    sudo rm /usr/lib/openoffice/basis-link/program/libflashli.so
    sudo rm /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so
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    Re: Can't remove flashplugin-nonfree

    What's going on? Triple post!
    Last edited by fancypiper; December 18th, 2009 at 09:57 AM.
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    Re: Can't remove flashplugin-nonfree

    Double post
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    Re: Can't remove flashplugin-nonfree

    You are probably gonna have to open the Synaptic, type in flash player in the 'quick search' and remove everything that has the words "flash player" in it.

    That is what I had to do when my flash player stopped working. My next step was to reinstall 'adobe-flashplugin' and that straightened everything out for me but that may not be your next step (depending on what you are doing).

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    Re: Can't remove flashplugin-nonfree

    Quote Originally Posted by fancypiper View Post
    Have you removed the files you found? Have you restarted the browser?

    Code:
    sudo rm /usr/lib/openoffice/basis-link/program/libflashli.so
    sudo rm /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so
    I actually marked adobe-flashplugin for complete removal first (easier to do, easier to reinstall later). Browsers still saw the old Flash. Then I fired up the terminal. Here's what I tried:

    Code:
    siggy@siggy-laptop:~$ locate libflash
    /home/siggy/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
    /home/siggy/.opera/cache/temporary_download/libflashsupport_1.0~2219-2_i386.deb
    /usr/lib/openoffice/basis3.1/program/libflashli.so
    "What? An extra plugin location I missed? Lets remove that and see what happens."

    Code:
    siggy@siggy-laptop:~$ sudo rm /home/siggy/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
    *fires up Epiphany, goes to this page*

    Flash was uninstalled! So I reinstalled adobe-flashplugin, restarted Epiphany, and went to the site again.

    Code:
    You have version
    10,0,42,34 installed


    Many thanks to everyone in this thread!

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    Re: Can't remove flashplugin-nonfree

    Here is the fix for this issue.

    dpkg -r --force-remove-reinstreq flashplugin-nonfree

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